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Nelly Mukazariye to speak at Akwaaba African Travel Market

Sep 17, 2020, 11:01 AM | Article By: Yunus S. Saliu

Nelly Mukazariye, the Rwanda Convention Bureau Boss is confirmed as one of the speakers at the 16th edition of Akwaaba African Travel Market MICE Recovery Virtual Conference

The organisers of the leading Pan-African Travel Expo, Akwaaba African Travel Market, over the weekend confirmed the development that Nelly Mukazayire, CEO of Rwanda Convention Bureau – a private company established to market Rwanda as a preferred destination for MICE tourism (Meeting, Incentives, Conference and Events) and to ensure coordination and efficient execution of all international events happening in Rwanda.

She will be speaking at the 4th edition of the African Travel and Tourism Conference, scheduled to take place as a virtual event on September 21, 2020.

According to Ambassador Ikechi Uko, the African Travel and Tourism Conference, scheduled to take place as a virtual event on September 21, is an important aspect of the event that “would be good for Gambia tourism stakeholders to partake; putting into consideration the usefulness of the newly constructed OIC conference hall in destination Gambia called Sir Dawda Kairaba International Conference Center.”

Speaking about the confirmed speaker, he said her knowledge is worth tapping from saying prior to now Nelly was the Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of the President of Rwanda. She served as a Senior Advisor to the Chief of Staff in the Office of the President, and before that, she was a policy researcher in the economics department in the Prime Minister’s Office.

Among others, she is a motivational speaker who believes that Africans have a duty to transform their nations, change the narrative about their continent and lead it to prosperity.

Meanwhile, the African Travel and Tourism Conference is scheduled for Monday, September 21, 2020 via Zoom at 1400hrs Nigeria time; 1600hrs East African time.

The theme for this year's conference is: ‘Is MICE a Viable Pathway for Tourism Recovery in Africa’?

Other panelists for the event include: Sisa Ntshona, CEO of South Africa Tourism; Lily Ajarova, CEO of Uganda Tourism Board; Jacinta Nzioka (Nat. Coordinator/CEO, Kenya Convention Bureau); and Akwasi Agyeman (CEO, Ghana Tourism Authority), with the lead speaker being Rick Taylor from South Africa.

Special Guest of Honour is tourism guru and presidential candidate in the Seychelles elections, Alain St. Ange. The session will be hosted by Ambassador Ikechi Uko, seasoned travel and tourism expert and organiser of the event.

Akwaaba African Travel Market, the leading Pan-African Tourism Expo is the first travel and tourism fair in West Africa. Scheduled to host its 16th edition this year, Akwaaba has attracted leading experts and stakeholders in the travel, tourism, aviation and hospitality industries from different parts of Africa and the world. In addition, several important dignitaries such as presidents, ministers, ambassadors and high commissioners from different parts of the world have graced the annual event. The 2020 Akwaaba will be hosted as a virtual event.

For registration to participate in the African Travel and Tourism Confab and Zoom Conference scheduled for Monday, 21st September, 2020 at 1400 hours Nigeria time; 1600 hours East Africa time contact exhibition@aftmtravel.com or akwaabatravelmarket@yahoo.com

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